November 19 – February 15, 2019

HYBYCOZO is an installation of three, seven to twelve-foot tall sculptures, all inspired by natural forms, ancient Islamic tiles, mathematics and geometry. Each sculpture is lit with LEDs from the inside in order to cast colorful, intricate shadows highlighting “the inherent beauty of universal geometric form, symmetry and pattern.” HYBYCOZO was created through the collaboration of two artists: environmental scientist Yelena Filipchuk and industrial designer Serge Beaulieu and has been exhibited at various festivals and institutions throughout the United States.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Yelena Filipchuk (b. 1987) thrives in the creative process, creating thought provoking artwork that investigates patterns and forms as a way to educate and inspire herself and others. Yelena currently lives in San Francisco developing her craft and growing her practice as an artist, entrepreneur, and educator.

Serge Beaulieu (b. 1981) studied as an Industrial Designer and is now creating technically large scale artwork. Constantly investigating innovation, materials, and processes, Serge resides in the Bay Area exploring the wonders of geometry.

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your afternoon cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Invigorate your day with warm coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds by musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

About our Partner:

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks its 50th anniversary season with more artistic energy and creative impulse coursing through its musical veins than at any time in its history. Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, the Orchestra is known as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. LACO, headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).

11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez

12:00 PM Nick Walker

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs every 2nd Wednesday, June through October, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

ABOUT NICK WALKER

Nick Walker is a musician born in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach California. He took up piano when he was 16 years old. He was drawn to and influenced by the piano playing of Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. He released his first record this year titled L.A. Breathers. He is working on a follow up record. His singer songwriter style is influenced by David Bowie, Ray Charles and current acts like Frank Ocean and Leon Bridges. Nick Walker Worked as a House pianist In Long Beach and Los Angeles for a year after traveling and moving around California.

ABOUT ANTHONY VALADEZ

Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies around the city, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.

Arts Brookfield is pleased to present the final installation of Out of the Office, an entertainment series at Republic Plaza in downtown Denver. The final Thursday in September will feature a chalk art show and competition at the city’s tallest office tower in collaboration with Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. So mark your calendar and get out of the office on Thursday, September 27 to vote for your favorite artist.


Call for Chalk Artist Submissions
Artists: Follow the link below for more details about requirements and to fill out the submission form.

 

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your afternoon cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Invigorate your day with warm coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds by musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

About our Partner:

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks its 50th anniversary season with more artistic energy and creative impulse coursing through its musical veins than at any time in its history. Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, the Orchestra is known as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. LACO, headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).

SEPTEMBER 14 – 16 & 21 – 23

11 AM – 6 PM Daily

RSVP link here.

Walk-ons will be let into the exhibit on a first come, first served basis. 

One dog per person and dogs must be on a leash. This is to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all. 

America’s first art exhibition for dogs, dOGUMENTA, debuts at FIGat7th in DTLA this September!

Not by or about dogs, dOGUMENTA is a curated art show for dogs. The exhibition invites artists to create work addressing the canine sensibility through a variety of media—from sound and sculpture to kibble and squeaky toys. Exhibition-goers will encounter work in a range of media that address formal, conceptual and experiential elements such as color, sound, scent and touch.

dOGUMENTA’s curatorial team is comprised of art critic Jessica Dawson, Mica Scalin, and a Morkie named Rocky. They commissioned eight new works by LA-based artists including: Meena Khalili, Janne Larsen, Joshua Levine, Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Prophet, Tucker Marder, Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Alex Sheriff, Ruben Rojas, Sabrina Clouden and Gali Basel.

The concept for dOGUMENTA was born during Dawson’s New York gallery walks with her rescue dog, Rocky. It was clear that Rocky saw art differently than humans and Dawson realized he and his friends deserved an exhibition of art all their own. A radical, pioneering concept, dOGUMENTA takes its name from Documenta, the major art survey that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany and is considered the gold standard for international art exhibitions.

Both Sundays will feature an onsite, mobile dog adoption section with LA Animal Services from 11 am to 3 pm and trainers from the Los Angeles Positive Dog Trainer Alliance will be onsite each day of the exhibition to help support dog owners and their pups.

Reserving a ticket on eventbrite is strongly encouraged and guarantees entry but walk-ins are welcome. One dog per person and that dog must be on a leash. Humans welcome!

dOGUMENTA is produced by Arts Brookfield and sponsored by Nature’s Recipe.

ABOUT THE CURATORIAL TEAM

A NYC-based art critic, reporter and professor of art history, Jessica Dawson has written for national and international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Art in America and the Washington Post and has held staff positions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Architecture magazine. She was a UCLA visiting professor from 2010-2014 and is currently at work on a memoir.

A creative development consultant and partner at Another Limited Rebellion an Art & Innovation Studio whose clients include GE, Altria and Capital One, Mica Scalin is the co-author of “Creative Sprint: Six 30-Day Challenges to Jump Start Your Creativity” (2017). She teaches at SUNY Purchase College.

A Chelsea, NYC-based Morkie, Rocky has been sniffing out New York City’s best art since 2013.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Artists Sabrina Clouden and Gali Basel co-created their work for dOGUMENTA. Born in Germany, Clouden moved to America in 2000 and LA in 2006. She holds a BA from Goethe University Franfurt/Main and has worked in the creative departments of Arista Records, SonyMusic and CBS Television. Born in Belarus, Gali Basel received a BA from the Technische Universitaet Berlin and moved to LA in 2004; her career has included swimming pool design and textile manufacturing, among other creative pursuits.

Janne Larsen is an artist and set designer and art educator living in Los Angeles. Her work has been seen at Symphony Space, Pomona College, Cal State L.A, Caltech, CalPoly, Horsetrade Theater, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Workspace, Weekend Gallery, Telic Art Exchange, and Outpost for Contemporary Art, The Municipal Gallery of Assisi, The Washington Museum of Art and Elephant Gallery. Larsen is also a member of the dining collective “Inner Dinner” that makes dining experiences around art. She was trained as a figurative painter and set designer and has recently broadened her practice to include social practice work with women’s shelters, cat shelters and, for dOGUMENTA, dog shelters.

Joshua Levine holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA in sculpture from the University of Miami. He has had solo shows in Los Angeles at Gallery 825, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Koplin Del Rio, and ShoeboxLA Gallery; he has also shown at Manhattan’s Luxe Gallery, Mid-Manhattan Library and Washington, DC’s Irvine Contemporary and Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art and Design. He has been included in group shows nationally and internationally, including at The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy, The Yard@CasaLin, Miami, FL, Fairchild’s Tropical Garden, Miami, FL, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA and multiple international art fairs. Levine has been featured in art ltd., Artillery Magazine, ARTE, INSIDE, Chrome Hearts’ Magazine, MetroBox (Hong Kong), ARTnews and the Huffington Post. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Freehand Profit (aka Gary Lockwood) is a lifelong artist and animal lover. Emboldened by a year-long, daily creative project, Freehand Profit began making one-of-a-kind masks from highly coveted sneakers in 2010. The sneaker masks have become his best-known body of work and the series now consists of more than 180 original artworks. He has gone on to create artwork for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Cadillac Europe, Champs Sports, Foot Locker (AUS), ASTRO Gaming, Way of Wade (Li-Ning) and more. He holds a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art.

Tucker Marder is an artist and filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. Working in a wide range of media including puppetry, documentary and landscape design, Marder uses humor and absurdity to promote an exuberant environmental ethic. He has exhibited at the National Aviary, Phipps Botanical Garden, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Marder’s performance “STAMPEDE!”, comprised of over 200 live Crested Runner Ducks and large motorized abstract puppets, premiered as part of the Parrish Art Museum’s Road Show in 2015. Marder is a recipient of the Frank Ratchye Grant for Art at the Frontier and in 2016 was named a Redford Center Grant Honoree. He received his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and has been an artist in residence at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and SymbioticA at the university of Western Australia. His work often casts live plants, animals and ecosystems into theatrical scenarios that satirize the ways in which humans relate to the natural world. Borrowing from nature documentaries, puppetry, and formal abstraction, Marder seeks unorthodox ways to inspire engagement with environmental issues. He is the founder of the Folly Tree Arboretum, a collection of rare and unusual trees in Long Island, NY, that showcases nature’s sense of humor.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel works in a diverse range of media including performance and video, but is perhaps best known for his wryly humorous sculptures. His practice frequently involves the construction of logical and humorous structures, which are subverted in order to create doubt. Neuspiel’s projects intend to better our understanding of troubling aspects of contemporary life. Questions that he has recently addressed include: Do dogs like art? How can you survive a school shooting? What will our progeny make of our search histories? While pursuing these inquiries through art-making may not resolve any of these issues, they create a space in which further thought can occur. He has exhibited his work at institutions and art fairs throughout the Americas, Europe, and Japan, including at The Art Gallery of Ontario, MOMA PS1, Art Basel, and Tokyo Wonder Site. His work has been featured extensively in print and television including in the Chicago Tribune, Vice Magazine, and The New York Post, as well as screenings of his video works on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Neuspiel has been granted numerous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as recognition at the National Magazine Awards. He holds a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University in Toronto, and an MFA from New York University.

Ruben Rojas is an artist and co-founder of Beautify Earth. A native Angelino, Rojas is inspired by the urban landscape and surrounding media culture. Through murals, paintings, corporate programs, and community activations, Rojas changes the way we view the world through art and collaboration. His murals are beautiful interruptions to the urban landscape that bring messages of love to inspire social change and transform communities. Rojas’s art challenges the status quo and creates space for inquiry, activism, and change. Rojas has spoken on the TED stage where he showcased his work and its impact in communities around the world. He has worked in Paris, New York, Florida, Texas and Mississippi; his clients include GT’s Kombucha, American Express, Heineken, Lululemon, Nike Football, FX Networks, and Reebok.

Alex Sheriff is a Canadian-born visual artist who received a BFA in Drawing & Painting from OCAD University in 2013. In 2014 he moved to New York City where he received an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. He now lives and works in Los Angeles. Through drawing, painting, sculpture and video, Sheriff navigates, blurs, and erases the gaps between human and natural history, often adopting perspectives other than human.

FREE OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, September 13, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Patternality presents contemporary repetitive designs and imagery with definitive personalities, in both muted and flamboyant colors, featuring reflective markings as well as active dynamic compositions. 2D and 3D works are included in a variety of media from paintings and prints to sculpture and mixed media.

Participating Artists

Jennifer Bain
Heather Bentz
Joseph Coniff
Jodie Roth Cooper
Haze Diedrich
Madeleine Dodge
Marston A. Jaquis
Jerry Johnson
Jeff Kahn
Richard Kallweit
Aaron Karp
Andrew Libertone
Michael McClung
Sean O’Meallie
Collin Parson
Clark Richert
Annalee Schorr

Curator’s Statement

The aesthetic of ‘pattern’ can be created through line, color, shape, shading and spatial juxtaposition or any combination thereof. It is an age-old design modality, preferred by artists for centuries; from culture to culture worldwide. However, it is the outside influence upon the inner world of the artist that determines the final visual presentation.

Contemporary artists have been drawn to patterning from a broad variety of influences: from the sensibilities of indigenous markings, mimicking the rhythm and repetition found inherently in nature, to folk art motifs, architectural constructs or scientific and geometric concepts that have progressed over the last several centuries.

Today artists integrate variations of these and other influences into their work, in abstract, non-objective ways, from fluid and amorphous to definitive and geometric. It is through this contemporary art of abstraction that ‘pattern’ takes on a personality of its own, mimicking the vision of its maker, hence the impetus for this exhibit: Patternality

– Andra Archer

11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:00 PM Jason Joseph

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs every 2nd Wednesday, June through October, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!

ABOUT JASON JOSEPH

Jason Joseph (JJ) gets around. Born in America’s heartland to the son of Indian immigrants, he spent his childhood in Des Moines, Iowa with summers in Kerala, India before growing up in Florida and graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Drawing from the multitude of cultures that inform his identity, JJ moved to Los Angeles to expand his SuperSoul signature sound. The unique voices of Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Donny Hathaway seasoned with the Indian tabla and dhol, all melded into a stylistic gumbo defines his sound as a writer, singer, producer & music director.

Nine years ago, JJ released his first album called Out Of My Mind :: Side A, and began a weekly live residency called @SuperSoulMonday. The night is still going strong and has grown from three musicians playing for less than a dozen customers at a dive bar, to become a Los Angeles institution, routinely drawing A-listers like Drake, Dr. Dre, Sheryl Crow, Queen Latifah and John Mayer. JJ is releasing a brand new album in 2018.

ABOUT ANTHONY VALADEZ

Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies around the city, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.

 

Arts Brookfield is pleased to continue Out of the Office, an entertainment series at Republic Plaza in downtown Denver. The final Thursday of each month through September will feature various forms of performance art at the city’s tallest office tower.

So mark your calendar and get out of the office on Thursday, August 30 as local comedians Debbie Scheer, Jared Ewy, Cody Spyker, and ShaNae Ross provide the best medicine of all: laughter.

The next and final event in the Out of the Office series is on September 27 featuring a Chalk Art Show in partnership with Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Free Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Stinson’s panoramas of endless skies and sweeping fields serve as both detailed documentation of a changing landscape as well as commentary on a culture fixated on progress. In his works Stinson nods to conventions of the Western painting tradition while adding a decidedly modern twist. Landscape, synonymous with the society that inhabits it, whether characterized by everyday infrastructure or protected national park, indicates the land’s usage and thus, its cultural value. Invulnerable to passing fads and fancy, Stinson’s work serves as a steadfast symbol of the genre; himself the bearer of a timeworn tradition deeply-rooted in the cultural consciousness, yet still vibrant, innovative, and unmistakably contemporary.

Works in the exhibit are courtesy of the David B. Smith Gallery.

Curated by Andra Archer.

Acoustic Caffeine is the perfect musical buzz to compliment your afternoon cup of coffee. This free monthly music series is presented by Arts Brookfield and features live performances from area musicians. Invigorate your day with warm coffee provided by Starbucks and inspiring sounds by musicians from Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

About our Partner:

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks its 50th anniversary season with more artistic energy and creative impulse coursing through its musical veins than at any time in its history. Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, the Orchestra is known as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. LACO, headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).

Lauren Clay

Reclining Colonnade

The inspiration behind Lauren Clay’s latest installation Reclining Colonnade is the black colonnade that anchors the façade of One New York Plaza. Clay has re-imagined the structured black columns by infusing the façade with movement and organic shapes that float aimlessly on an imaginary horizon. Utilizing the art of perspective and illusion in her printed vinyl works, she playfully fools the eye, revealing new aspects to the architecture we see every day and might take for granted. The fanciful floating columns transform One New York Plaza’s glass façade into a vibrant sky, full of imagination and possibility. It’s this simple gesture that can inspire us all to see the familiar in a new light.

Lauren Clay is an artist who lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University, and BFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has exhibited widely throughout the U.S., including solo exhibitions at Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver; and Savannah College of Art and Design. Clay’s work has been reviewed in Art Forum, The New York Times, and Art in America. Her editioned artist book, Subtle Body, published by Small Editions NY, is included in the library collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. In November of 2018, Clay will mount a solo exhibition at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York.

Learn more about Lauren Clay HERE.

Unwind with films from Animation Nights New York!

FULL SCHEDULE:
July 19, 6 – 8PM
July 26, 6 – 8PM
August 2, 6 – 8PM
August 9, 6 – 8PM
August 16, 6 – 8PM

Tonight’s Films:

Drifting Away by Fabian Driehorst
Steps by Anita van Dalen
FLY by Parinya Gavinlertwatthana
DUEL by Tim Rudder
Non & Een by Alex Zajicek
Novae by Thomas Vanz
Boozers Space Invasion by Ilia Antonenko
Polybius by Brad Pattullo
Elan Vital by SVA Computer Art
Pale Blue Dot by Chin Li Zhi

INTERMISSION

Agoraphobic by Gregoire Pont
Nostalgia by Fereydoon Borouji
The Borscht by Polina Skoro
Thicket by Adrianna Matwiejczuk
Fruit by Tania Galan
Spotlight by Otalia Causse
Inflated Head by Rouhollah Saadatmand
Chaos (a fish tale) by Alita Serra
Noon by Tzu Hsin Yang
From the Eastern Lands by Sarah Tabibzadeh

Click HERE for more information about ANNY.

Take a break and soak up some sun while enjoying a lunchtime concert on the outdoor plaza of Figueroa at Wilshire! Summer on the Plaza features music by the next wave of up and coming singer-songwriters.

Sheldon Botler‘s music fuses elements of Soul, R&B, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Electronic and Rap. With influences such as Bilal, Stevie Wonder, Austin Jenckes, and Maxwell, his music is focused on connecting with, and uplifting the hearts and minds of his listeners.

Summer on the Plaza is curated by 52Blend, a creative agency focused on working with innovative creatives, brands, and artists to unite and support a local and global music culture.

Enjoy a special lunchtime happy hour menu at Two Guns Espresso from 12 – 1 pm each day of the series!

Studio Hours:

Fridays, 1 – 5PM
July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17

 

Description:

During their six-week residency, The Drilling Company will be preparing for their productions of Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Macbeth, which will have free public performances throughout the city.

On Friday afternoons beginning July 20th, The Drilling Company will open the doors for the public to come in and learn more about their artistic process through activities such as clowning demonstrations, stage combat demonstrations, and Shakespearean music performance. Check website for weekly updates.

 

About The Drilling Company Theatrical Productions

The Drilling Company, producer of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, is looking forward to its fourth season of Shakespeare in Bryant Park. Now in its 24th season, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company is a summer New York institution offering free Shakespeare productions. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis, with audience members often arriving early to secure a place. You are encouraged and welcome to bring your own chair. Once seats are gone, blankets are spread out. “We’ve never turned anyone away and there’s never a wait for tickets!” brags Producing Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. We estimate that since 1995, Shakespeare’s plays have been presented there for over 100,000 patrons.